Suns' Brandon Knight suffers torn ACL, likely to miss entire National Basketball Association season

Brandon Knight averaged a career-low 11.0 points per game last season with the Suns.	 Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight has torn the ACL in his left knee and is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 season, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

Brandon Knight in play for the Suns. It was due to the Kyrie Irving's trade request, as the Suns were viewed, and still are, one of the possible landing spots for the All-Star point guard. ESPN reports the injury came during a pro-am game in Miami on Wednesday.

Knight has three years and about $44 million remaining on his contract.

The year prior, he registered 19.6 points, 5.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds per contest.

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Drafted eighth overall by the Detroit Pistons out of Kentucky in 2011, the Suns are Knight's third National Basketball Association stop, following a two-year stint with the Milwaukee Bucks. Last season he was in the starting lineup only five times, as he mostly came off the bench.

Knight appeared in 54 games last season for the Suns, averaging 11 points and 2.4 assists in 21.1 minutes per game.

Knight came to Phoenix in a three-team trade with Milwaukee and Philadelphia in 2015.

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